Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes Danny Welbeck's injury affected his players

Annette Crawford
November 9, 2018

"The news is that we are going to wait - but we think it's a serious injury". He helps us with his quality and capacity. His injury also affected the mentality of the players as they could see it was a big injury. It looked a nasty one.

"The objective is for him to come back to us and grow up with us after this experience".

"When you are playing football, when you are playing in competitive matches, it can happen".

Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday extended the Gunners' unbeaten run to 14 games, but Emery says his side need wins against the Premier League's top sides to be considered genuine title contenders. Danny was working well and...

"He tells you exactly what he wants you to do, but gives you freedom to expose your talent".


But it was Welbeck's injury just before the half hour mark that was the main talking point from a largely forgettable Emirates Stadium encounter.

Record five-time winners Sevilla needed a late penalty from Ever Banega to claim a 3-2 victory at Akhisar Belediyespor, after having a man sent off, losing a two-goal lead and seeing the Turks miss a spot-kick of their own.

Welbeck sustained the injury when landing heavily on his ankle after challenging for a header in the 30th minute.

But Arsenal could not take advantage as Aubameyang blasted the resulting free-kick well over the crossbar.

The England forward spent six years alongside Nani at the Theatre of Dreams and had made a good start to life under Unai Emery at the Emirates.

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